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Academics / Community

Sabbatical replacement, Mr. Juarez, ready to teach and learn

Mr. Esteban Juarez is a new Social Studies teacher who is filling in Ms. Heather Panahi’s African Area Studies and Comparative Politics classes while she is on sabbatical. Mr. Juarez brings many years of experience to the department. “Joining in the middle of the year, everyone has been welcoming and […]

The Nation and the World

Prominent area doctor accused of sexual assault

In October 2023, Dr. Derrick Todd, a rheumatologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Charles River Medical Associates, was accused of sexually assaulting over 120 women. Dr. Todd allegedly conducted inappropriate pelvic, breast, and rectal exams over the course of several years. He has denied that he has done anything […]

Athletics / Community

Varsity Swimming is on the path to its 13th league championship

Dana Hall Varsity swimming, referred to as Sigma by its athletes, has won the Eastern Independent League championships (EILS) every year since the 2009-10 season, excluding the 2020-21 season where COVID prevented a championship meet. The swimming team’s success is not due to only one excellent coach. The swimming team […]

Academics / Lifestyle

Taylor Swift courses enter the classroom

Many young people are interested in Taylor Swift, from all over the world to here at Dana Hall. Swift is a 12-time Grammy winner and arguably the biggest pop star today. She is so successful in her field of singing and songwriting that her work is being taught in universities. […]

Arts

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes movie is a must watch

I recommend that you watch The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a new movie that came out on November 13, 2023 based on The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes novel by Suzanne Collins. This movie is a prequel to The Hunger Games trilogy– a series of four […]

Arts

New Netflix Christmas movie’s simple plot is sure to make you feel good 

Best. Christmas. Ever is a simple, comforting Christmas movie that was released in late November on Netflix. Unlike most Christmas movies, which are either family oriented or romances, this movie is about adult women’s friendships. The movie is directed by Mary Lambert and debuted at number 1 on Netflix and […]

Academics / Community

Dana Hall Changes the School Calendar for this School Year

Dana Hall has three and a half weeks of class between Thanksgiving and Winter Break this year, longer than many previous years. Students will leave for Winter Break on Wednesday, December 20, after Revels, and return on Thursday, January 4, adding up to 14 days off, four days less than […]

Lifestyle

Tackling holiday consumerism and environmental impact

Many Americans participate in the yearly mass consumption, spending, shopping, and traveling that come with holiday festivities. Unfortunately, this annual spree causes 23% more household waste than in other months according to a 2023 study conducted by the Center of Biological Diversity. In particular, wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, […]

Community

De-mystifying OCD: Busting myths about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

“Saying that you are ‘so OCD’ when you don’t actually have OCD is really disrespectful to people who actually suffer from the condition. It not only turns the disorder into more of a joke, but also takes away from the harm that actual OCD triggers have on people; for them, […]

The Nation and the World

The history behind the Israel-Hamas war, put simply

The current Israel-Hamas war has a complicated history. The October 7 attacks by Hamas on Israel, and Israel’s armed response, emerged from a deep history of repeated conflicts over the decades. Today, the region that was once called Palestine is divided into Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank. […]